Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am


Sunday 16th April

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 16 April 2017

New essays and poetry: Kells in Monaco, a poem by James Harpur; Hen Talk, by Olive Travers; Men from the Mission, by Cyril Kelly; Sun Dancing on Easter Sunday Morning, by Áine Ryan; Cerato, a poem by Lani O’Hanlon; From Dunshaughlin to the GPO, by David Murray

Sunday 9th April

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 9 April 2017

New essays and poetry: Handbags and Scruples, by AM Cousins; A Tale of the Great War, by Fred Johnston; Spell, a poem by Mary O’Malley; Death in West Cork, by Jody Clarke; On Stage, by Mae Leonard; Ag an bhFronta, 1918, a poem in Irish and English, by Mícheál Ó hAodha

Sunday 2nd April

Podcast: 2 April 2017

New short essays: Investiture at Buckingham Palace, by Christopher Fitz-Simon; The Missing Painting, by Catherine Foley; CCR: A Unique Place of Education, by Eamon Maher; Wild Swimming, by Lani O’Hanlon; Rite of Passage, by Cyril Kelly; Clonroche, a poem, also by Lani O’Hanlon

Sunday 26th March

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 26 March 2017

New short essays: A Croppy Boy, by Leo Cullen; Mothering Moments, by Mae Leonard; The Hard Border, by Conall Hamill; The Snap, by Nuala Hayes; My W.O.R.L.D, a poem by Sara Shine

Sunday 19th March

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 19 March 2017

New short essays: The Secret Garden, by Roslyn Dee; Our Dublin Jerusalem, by Frank Kavanagh; Lives of the Saints, a poem by Paddy Moran; Mam’s Letters, by Grace Neville; The Leather Football, by John MacKenna; Dressmaker, another poem by Paddy Moran

Sunday 12th March

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 12 March 2017

New short essays: Badge of Honour, by Gerry Moran; A Prayer in Las Vegas, for Andy Lee a poem by Daniel Reardon; MacGreevy, Son of Tarbert, by Mary Lavery Carrig; No problem. No bother. No panic, by Bernadette Buda; Bull McCabe, Still Belligerent After All These Years, by Cyril Kelly; I am Irish, by Rachel Fehily

Sunday 5th March

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 5 March 2017

New short essays: A Turkish Bath in Dublin, by Nuala Hayes; Racers, by Robert Higgins; An Sean Teach, by Art Ó Súilleabháin; Frances Power Cobbe, by Vawn Corrigan; Teachtaireacht Naomh Bhríghid, a poem by Róisín Sheehy

Sunday 26th February

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 26 February 2017

New short essays: Hidden in the Seam, a poem by Vincent Woods; A Cruel Thing Called Conscience, by Cyril Kelly; Butterfly House, a poem by Denise Blake; Secrets of an Old Diary, by Catherine Foley; On the Number 10 Bus, by Frank Kavanagh; On Memoir, by Mary O’Malley; Full Sail, another poem by Denise Blake

Sunday 19th February

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 19 February 2017

New short essays: The Ffrench Boys from Oz, by AM Cousins; The Nature of Friendship, by John MacKenna; The Ayrshire Cow Who’d Once Had Four Good Spins, by Leo Cullen; Daffodil Beacon, by Olive Travers; Lighthouse Island, by Carol Nicholas

Sunday 12th February

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 12 February 2017

New short essays: Something Sings, a poem by Denise Nagle; The Angel of Liberation, by Conall Hamill; Don't DIY, by Mary O'Malley; The Winter of Love, a poem by James Harpur; The Gypsy King, by Catherine Foley; Love of My Life, by Rachel Fehily; Wife and Husband, a poem by John MacKenna

Sunday 5th February

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 5 February 2017

New short essays: Brave Women, by Fred Johnston; The Federer-Nadal Final, by Fionnuala Ward; Café Society, by Mary O’Donnell; The Good Shepherd, by Declan Collinge;The Rugby Lipstick, by Mae Leonard;Iona, a poem by James Harpur

Sunday 29th January

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 29 January 2017

New short essays: The Zen Tea Bowl, a poem by Louis Mulcahy; Fail Again. Fail Better, by Conall Hamill; St Brigid Guides the Cartographer’s Hand, a poem by Jean O’Brien; Showtimes, by Lani O’Hanlon; Dead Sea Level, by Art Ó Súilleabháin; The Shouting Flower, by Olive Travers; The Good China, a poem by Louis Mulcahy

Sunday 22nd January

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 22 January 2017

New short essays: The Master with the Sports Car, a poem by James Harpur; Rural Electrification and the Imagination, by Cyril Kelly; Father Philip, by Stephen Lalor; The Wine of the Rubaiyat, by Mary O’Donnell; The Burns Supper, by Mae Leonard; Farmhouse, Monaleen, a poem by Jennifer O’Regan

Sunday 15th January

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 15 January 2017

New short essays: Donegal Tarantella, a poem by Moya Cannon; My Brooklyn Story, by Tom Ryan; Hickory Dickory Heart Time, by Olive Travers; The Road to Marfa, by Catherine Heaney; The 1916 Hurling Final, by Paul Rouse; The Boy who Swapped a Bog for a Gramophone, for Eddie O’Gara, also by Moya Cannon

Sunday 8th January

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 8 January 2017

New short essays: Want, a poem by Jean O’Brien; January Fair Day, by Mattie Lennon; Boarding School, by Catherine Foley; The Edges of Towns, by Leo Cullen; The Big Snow, by Maeve Edwards; The House in January, by Lani O’Hanlon

Sunday 1st January

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 1 January 2017

New short essays: On New Year’s Day, by Mae Leonard; Meeting Connell, by Joe Ó Muircheartaigh; Kilmore Quay and the Mullers, by AM Cousins; Epiphany (David Bowie), by Conall Hamill; A tribute to the late Anthony Cronin, his essay, Flying Saucers, first broadcast on February 1976

Sunday 25th December

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 25 December 2016

2nd part of Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas with the RTÉ Concertra Orchestra: Christmas 1916, by Paul Rouse; The Crib, by Michael Harding; The Christmas Tree, by John Connolly; Our Friends in The North, by Christine Dwyer Hickey; Christmas in Memory, by Denise Blake

Sunday 18th December

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 18 December 2016

Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Three Letters, by Siobhán Mannion; Bagpipes, by Evelyn Conlon; The Great Escape, by Gerry Moran; Home and Away at Christmas, by Maurice Cashell; The Christmas Thief, by John MacKenna

Sunday 11th December

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 11 December 2016

New short essays: The Male Line, a poem by Iggy McGovern; Return to Sender, by Rosita Boland; The Other Centenary, by Liz McManus; Knocknagow, by Mae Leonard; The Waits, by Des McHale; Don Té a Deir Nach Bhfuil Gá le Bronntanas i mBliana / Doireann Ni Ghriofa

Sunday 4th December

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 4 December 2016

New short essays: Maidservant, a poem by Vincent Woods; Bob Dylan- The Thieving Blacksmith, by Conall Hamill; Researching the Family Tree, by Frank Kavanagh; Medicine for December, by Lani O'Hanlon; A Christmas Wish: A Gathering, by Maria Brick; To Bob Dylan, on receiving his Nobel Prize for Literature by Paul Ryan.

Sunday 27th November

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 27 November 2016

New short essays: Round the Block by Kevin Graham; Clare by Carol Nicholas; Two Good Men by John MacKenna; Ireland's Opera Emigres by Val O'Donnell; The Authentic Irish Pub by Michael O Loughlin; Bedsit by AM Cousins

Sunday 20th November

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 20 November 2016

New short essays: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Denise Nagle; Sweet Cootehill Town by Larry McCluskey; Jingle by Catherine Foley; Geology is dramatic by Tiernan Henry; A Perfect Exposure by Susanna Brasswell

Sunday 13th November

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 13 November 2016

New short essays: Poem from Gotland by Mary O’Donnell; Turf Road by Grace Wells; The Word by Joe Taylor; Clancy on the Ice Cap by Mae Leonard; An essay on Leonard Cohen by Rosalyn Dee - from the archive (and in memory of her late husband Gerry Sandford); Querincia by Jean O’Brien

Sunday 6th November

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 6 November 2016

New short essays: Getting the Vote Out by Theresa Barnett; A Good Stick by Mary Russell; Blending by Denis Blake; Martinmas by Una Leavy; Jack the Basketman by John MacKenna; In Memory of Dermot Healy by Kevin Graham

Sunday 30th October

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 30 October 2016

New short essays: Walking by Caitriona Lally; Mobile Phones by Robert Mulhern; The Pooka by Mae Leonard; Sean by Olive Travers; Clare Crusaders by Joe O Muircheartaigh

Sunday 23rd October

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 23 October, 2016

On this morning’s Sunday Miscellany, we heard 'On the 7 am Luas to Tallaght' by Dermot Bolger, 'The Tailor of Kabul' by Eileen Casey, 'My Life of Crime' by Michael O'Loughlin, 'The Gifford Sisters' by Marita Conlon-McKenna (pronounced Jifford), 'Hallowe'en' by Declan Hughes.

Sunday 16th October

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 16 October, 2016

This mornings selection from our archive, we heard ‘Myth’ a poem by Grace Wells, ‘RBD French’ by Christopher Fitzsimons, ‘The Arrival of Minalouche’ by Mary O’Malley, ‘Benedict Kiely aka Patrick Lagan’ by Jack Harte, ‘The Trimmings’ by John Mac Kenna and ‘Leaving’ a poem by Grace Wells.

Sunday 9th October

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 9 October, 2016

New short essays: Parnell’s Funeral by Peter Hanly; Clean Perspectives by Caitríona Lally; Saving the Castle by Pat Dunne; To My Unborn a poem by Frances Cotter; The Fighter Pilot by Fred Johnston; The Toad a poem by Kevin Graham

Sunday 2nd October

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 2 October 2016

New short essays: Circus Days a poem by Denise Blake; How Long is a Piece of String by Maurice Cashell; Being in New Zealand by Elaine Garvey; The Getaway a poem by Michael O’Loughlin; Autumn by John MacKenna; Firs a poem by Mary O’Malley; Me and My Monologues by Áine Ryan

Sunday 25th September

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 25 September 2016

Recorded in Dublin Castle on Culture night 16th September. Contributors: Wireless Man by Cyril Kelly; Two poems- ‘Fishwife’ and ‘The Oldest Love Poem’ by Jessica Traynor; Sergeant Mannion reports… by Conor Mulvagh; International House for Young People. Nice by Deirdre Mulrooney; Mister Cunningham by Paul Howard

Sunday 18th September

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 18 September 2016

New short essays: An Old New Story by Alan Titley; The Green and Red of a Displaced Dub by Aine Ryan; Up the Dubs by Joe Ó Muircheartaigh; Dubs by Enda Coyle-Greene; The Boys from Ballaghaderreen by Frank Shouldice

Sunday 11th September

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 11 September 2016

Tuathal/Counter-Clockwise a poem by Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Proud to be Irish by Michael O’Loughlin, Behind the Lines by Cathleen Brindley, The Lines of History by Alan Titley, Things Disappear by Fred Johnston, Musée de l’Orangerie a poem by Kerrie O’Brien

Sunday 4th September

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 4 September 2016

New short essays: Hurleys and the All Ireland by Norman Freeman; The Ten All-Time Greatest Tipperary Hit Songs by Leo Cullen; Hurling on the Roof of the World by Joe Kearney; Aprés the Match by Mae Leonard; The Statue of Kilkenny by Gerry Moran; All Ireland Hurling Finals by Paddy Moran

Sunday 28th August

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 28 August 2016

New short essays: Cat Melodian by Mary O’Malley; Active Age by Pádraig McGinn ; Jonah and the Giant Otter by John F. Deane; Back to the Fuschia by Olive Travers; Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree by Cyril Kelly

Sunday 21st August

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 21 August 2016

The contributions you heard were: Identity Crisis by Anne Marie Kennedy; Ródaideandrain, a poem by Louis de Paor; The Last Move by Anne Shannon; Sun Life of Canada by Bernard O’Donoghue; A Fiddler’s Farewell by Martin McGinley; The Indians of North Mayo by Mike McCormack

Sunday 14th August

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 14 August 2016

New short essays: Ag Béal na hUaighe/Graveside a poem by Doireann Ní Ghríofa; The Sydney Olympics, Magic Monday, September 25th 2000 by Yvonne Judge; Meadows and Byrnes by John MacKenna; Morning Sun a poem by Kerrie O’Brien; Old House, New Home, Corca Dhuibhne by Cyril Kelly; Marathon Winner - The Champion or the Hero? by Maurice Cashell

Sunday 7th August

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 7 August 2016

New short essays: Martin Sheridan Goes Home by Paul Rouse; Dante in Dunmore by Gerry Moran; Battle Dress Blues by Michael O’Loughlin; Political Pawns by Josephine McArdle; Olympic Golds by Mae Leonard

Sunday 31st July

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 31 July 2016

New short essays: My Guerilla First Communion at the Dominicans by Deirdre Mulrooney; Travelling Right by Mae Leonard; The Journey ‘In’’ a prose poem by Chuck Kruger; The Silver Spoon by Grace Wells; The Rosetta Stone by Tom Ryan

Sunday 24th July

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 24 July 2016

New short essays: Wartime in Mourne by Christopher Fitz-Simon; A Portrait of my Brother-in-law’s Spare Room, a poem by Mary O’Donnell; The Grad by A.M. Cousins; Time Will Tell by Bernard Farrell; The Magic Wand by Nuala Hayes; Song for a Pilgrim, a poem by John MacKenna

Sunday 17th July

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 17 July 2016

Selection from the archives (1970s and 1980s) : The Weather by Hilary Boyle; Learning to Waltz by Ben Kiely; Childhood, Donnycarney by Val Mulkerns; On and Off a Diet by Sean McCarthy; The Dublin of his Youth and Meeting Joyce in Paris by Austin Clarke

Sunday 10th July

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 10 July 2016

New short essays: In the Meadow by Grace Wells; Postcards from a Hospital by Doireann Ní Ghríofa; The Bookcase by Denis Sampson; Four Stories Up a poem by Jane Clarke; Rock Candy by Eileen Casey; Lemon Season a poem by Denise Blake

Sunday 3rd July

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 3 July 2016

New short essays: The Harvest Home by Emer Mayock; Piping by Terry Moylan; Mheall Sí Lena Glórthaí Mé le Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh; Pádraig’s Code by Matt Cranitch; Listen.... by Mary O’Malley

Sunday 26th June

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 26 June 2016

New short essays: Snapshot by Mary O’Malley; Calvary Cemetary by Ellenore O’Hanrahan; John Vincent Holland and the Racing Boys by John MacKenna - from the archives; Forgotten Men by Dermot Bolger - Writer in Residence at the National Library of Ireland; The International Nationalist- A Rare Species by Maurice Cashell

Sunday 19th June

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 19 June 2016

New short essays: Bulbs a poem by Paddy Moran; Anzio. A Name from my Childhood by Julie Parsons; Butterfly Wing by Chuck Kruger; The Dream Team by Gerry Moran; Message from Malmo a poem by Mary O’Donnell; An Grianghraf le Fachtna Ó Drisceoil; What Matters a poem by Noel King

Sunday 12th June

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 12 June 2016

James Joyce: Cryptic Puzzler or Arch-Joker by Val O’Donnell; Summer Spell a poem by Frances Cotter; The Day I Met Muhammad Ali by Joe Ó Muircheartaigh; Camera Oscura at Tavira Tower by Geraldine Mills; Beady Pockets by Rosaleen McDonagh, read by Ronnie Fay; The Conroys of Monkstown and the Sherwood Foresters of Nottingham by Leo Cullen

Sunday 5th June

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 5 June 2016

New short essays: Sitting the Inter Cert by Mae Leonard; Refugees by Leo Cullen; Big Bird and the Vulcan in the Room by Andrew McKimm; 1916- Sir Francis Fletcher Vane by Jackie Morrissey; Croaghanmoira a poem by Jane Clarke; Letter to Eavan by John O’Donnell

Sunday 29th May

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 29 May 2016

New short essays: Out of my depth: Telling Tales in Australia by Nuala Hayes; A Blemish by Paddy Ryan; Fledglings a poem by Catherine Phil MacCarthy; Gulliver, the Traveller by Denis Sampson; Words on Departure a poem by Noel King; Refugee by John F. Deane

Sunday 22nd May

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 22 May 2016

New short essays: Going Back to the Blasket Island by Róisín Sheehy; The Barrington Disconnect by Pat McLoughlin; Swoop a poem by Paddy Moran; Springsteen and the Ties That Bind by Denise Blake; Pearse’s Ophelia a poem by Gabriel Rosenstock; Golf, The Enigmatic Game by Cyril Kelly

Sunday 15th May

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 15 May 2016

New short essays: Madagascar a poem by Paddy Moran; The Ha’penny Bridge by Annette Black; The Dawn of Hope by Brian Leyden; Pentonville Prison 1916 a poem by Jane Clarke; The Little Green Man by John MacKenna; Song-Birds by John F. Deane; Bath a poem by Lani O’Hanlon

Sunday 8th May

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 8 May 2016

New short essays: Lake Pagoda a poem by Mary Turley-McGrath; Don’t Let Your Mother Catch You With That by Cyril Kelly; The Heroes of the Helen Blake by A.M. Cousins; The Aer Lingus Book Club by Tom Clonan; Palmyra by Elizabeth Healy; A Field in Castlecomer by Denis Sampson

Sunday 1st May

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 1 May 2016

New short essays: The Things We Have Lived Through by Brian Leyden; Lines Composed Below in Moyode Wood by Anne Marie Kennedy; Brush and Paint of Memory a poem by James Conway; Apostle of Agriculture by Cathleen Brindley; Portals of Unpreparedness by Leo Cullen; Commercial Break by Gerry Moran

Sunday 24th April

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 24 April 2016

New short essays: The 1916 Diary of Seosamh de Brún by Michael Holohan; Spy Wednesday by Hedy Gibbons-Lynott; A Reluctant Rebel: Ernie O’Malley on 1916 by Eamon Maher; Easter in Kingstown, 1916 by Julie Parsons; Timothy Finn: Irish Rebel and British Soldier by Bryan MacMahon

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